Plein Air to Studio Landscape Painting w/Kristin Frost

Thursday | 4/11-5/23 | 9:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M.

Kristin Frost is a visual artist and adjunct art professor living in Seattle, Washington. Her mixed media and collage work plays with both representational and abstract imagery, hinting at narratives involving place and landscape. Kristin received a BFA in painting and drawing from the University of Washington in 2007, and in 2011 she moved to Claremont, California to attend Claremont Graduate University, where she received her MFA in the spring of 2013. While attending CGU, Kristin was the recipient of the Fernandez Prize and the Albert B. Friedman Grant. After graduating, she exhibited her artwork in many local galleries in Southern California, and worked as an adjunct art professor at four Inland Empire community colleges. Last summer, Kristin moved back to Washington to continue making art inspired by her own experiences and her concept of home. She currently teaches at Seattle Central College and Gage Academy.
9:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M.
Gage Capitol Hill
  • Drawing board (20×25 or larger)
  • Sketchbook (6×9 or 9×12)
  • Graphite pencils (HB, B, 2B, 4B, 6B)
  • At Gum eraser
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Water container
  • Small plastic mixing palette for watercolor
  • Watercolor paints (Approx. 12 color set, tubes preferred)
  • Watercolor paper pad (9×12)
  • 2-4 watercolor brushes – varying sizes (round and flat)
  • Oil paints (Gamblin or Windsor and Newton brands are good): titanium white, yellow ochre, cad yellow light, cad medium red, alizarin crimson, ultramarine blue, cerulean blue, burnt sienna, ivory black
  • 4-8 oil brushes – varying sizes (round, flat, bright, filbert)
  • 2 small canvases (8×10 or 9×12) and 2 large canvases (11×14 – 16×20) pre-gessoed or unprimed (if unprimed, bring small jar gesso)
  • Gesso priming brush (2 inch flat)
  • Brush cleaning soap
  • Blue or paper towels
  • Oil mediums: Turpenoid, linseed oil, and a galkyd
  • Oil Medium mixing jar with lid
  • Oil mixing palette (best kind is Masterson Sta-Wet Palette Seal Box with disposable palette paper 12×16)
  • Oil palette knives (2 different sizes)
  • Painting apron
  • Latex or vinyl disposable gloves
Do you love being outdoors and painting nature? Then this class is for you! We will spend time outdoors, painting cityscapes and landscapes from observation, while learning to capture light, color, and mood in short sessions. These graphite and watercolor sketches will then be turned into larger finished works of art in oil back in our studio environment. We will work on choosing strong compositions, practice creating texture through brushstroke application, and work with color layering to create rich, dynamic scenes. Learn how to display your own specialized take on the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest.

Designed for students with some knowledge of watercolor and oil painting techniques.